Parabola Chair by Carlo Aiello

May 8, 2013

Los Angeles-based designer Carlo Aiello has created the Parabola Chair.



The design intention of the Parabola Chair by Los Angeles-based product designer Carlo Aiello was to create a simple and porous yet highly sculptural chair. The challenge was to achieve a single surface that serves as seating, armrest, and backrest supported by a minimal structure. Although the chair exhibits curvatures in two directions (hyperbolic paraboloid) all its components are straight and easy to manufacture. In order to achieve perfect comfort both curvatures were carefully calibrated to hold the body in the best position.